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Physical Education


At St Leonard’s VA Lower School we aim to develop pupils who will be physically active and ensure that they have the opportunities to increase competence and confidence across a range of activities.


PE promotes skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. It provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive, cooperative, collaborative and face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes toward healthy and active lifestyles and increases self-confidence to manage themselves in a variety of situations.


We aim for children to learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their aptitudes, abilities, preferences and make choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.




Pupils at St Leonard’s participate in weekly high quality PE and sporting activities. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports and skills and we provide opportunities for all children inclusively to engage in extra-curricular activities, in addition to competitive sporting events.


We teach lessons so that children:

  • Enjoy and experience success in PE
  • Have secure knowledge and can build on a range of skills
  • Develop positive sporting attitudes
  • Understand at least basic rules and tactics
  • Experience competition both within and outside our school grounds
  • Leave St Leonard’s with a good foundation to continue KS2 PE



High-quality physical education will motivate children to enjoy and participate in sport and other physically-demanding activities. We provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in order to support their health, fitness and well-being. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities help to embed values such as fairness and respect whilst recognising strengths and weaknesses of themselves and others.